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Revolution! Art and change

Ten-week art history and theory course

Short course

● Cancelled

  • 14 January 2020, 6.30 — 8pm
  • 21 January 2020, 6.30 — 8pm
  • 28 January 2020, 6.30 — 8pm
  • 4 February 2020, 6.30 — 8pm
  • 11 February 2020, 6.30 — 8pm
  • 18 February 2020, 6.30 — 8pm
  • 25 February 2020, 6.30 — 8pm
  • 3 March 2020, 6.30 — 8pm
  • 10 March 2020, 6.30 — 8pm
  • 17 March 2020, 6.30 — 8pm
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Picasso and Paper

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Boris Kustodiev, The Bolshevik, 1920.

Oil on canvas. 101 x 140.5 cm. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow Photo © State Tretyakov Gallery.

Join us for this ten-week lecture series as we explore the world’s major revolutions through the prism of art.

We’re nearly halfway through this ten-week course but you can still book a place on the final five weeks where we’ll be covering:

– A Tale of Two Guernicas: History and Heritage of a Symbol with Dr Dacia Viejo-Rose
– Art in the Cultural Revolution: China 1966-76 with Professor Craig Clunas
– Is Feminism (Art and Beyond Art) a Revolution or a Trauma? with Professor Griselda Pollock
– The Terrorist Image: Exploring the Visual Culture of the Islamic State with Charlie Winter
– The Information Revolution and Digital Departures with Professor Sarah Cook

Contact Will Iron at will.iron@royalacademy.org.uk for more information.

Revolutions aren’t any sort of change – once they occur, nothing can be the same again. Throughout history, art has responded to political, cultural and technological revolutions in different ways. From ushering in a new era with its own visual language, to adopting technological innovation, or expressing new and disruptive ideas.

On this ten-week lecture series, join a roster of art world scholars and experts as they dissect some of the most significant revolutions in history and how artists have been shaped by them. The course will look at major events such as the print revolution that ushered in the Gutenberg Bible, and subsequently the Reformation; the French and Russian revolutions that toppled established orders; and the work of the Impressionists, who changed our perceptions of what art should or could be.

Each lecture is facilitated to encourage discussion with participants as a group, to help broaden everyone’s understanding of the topic.

Minimum age 18. If you have any accessibility needs, please contact academicprogrammes@royalacademy.org.uk.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

  • 14 January 2020, 6.30 — 8pm
  • 21 January 2020, 6.30 — 8pm
  • 28 January 2020, 6.30 — 8pm
  • 4 February 2020, 6.30 — 8pm
  • 11 February 2020, 6.30 — 8pm
  • 18 February 2020, 6.30 — 8pm
  • 25 February 2020, 6.30 — 8pm
  • 3 March 2020, 6.30 — 8pm
  • 10 March 2020, 6.30 — 8pm
  • 17 March 2020, 6.30 — 8pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£540 for full course, £320 for weeks 1-5 OR weeks 6-10. Includes all materials, light refreshments and a wine reception at the end of weeks 5 and 10.